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in·sin·u·ate

 (ĭn-sĭn′yo͞o-āt′)
v. in·sin·u·at·ed, in·sin·u·at·ing, in·sin·u·ates
v.tr.
1. To express or otherwise convey (a thought, for example) in an indirect or insidious way. See Synonyms at suggest.
2.
a. To maneuver or insert (oneself) into a place: "One of the boys insinuated himself next to me and squeezed my hand" (Caroline Preston).
b. To cause (oneself) to be involved or accepted by subtle and artful means: insinuated himself into court intrigues; insinuated herself into my good graces.
v.intr.
To make insinuations.

[Latin īnsinuāre, īnsinuāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + sinuāre, to curve (from sinus, curve).]

in·sin′u·a′tive adj.
in·sin′u·a′tor n.
in·sin′u·a·tor′y (-yo͞o-ə-tôr′ē) adj.

insinuate

(ɪnˈsɪnjʊˌeɪt)
vb
1. (may take a clause as object) to suggest by indirect allusion, hints, innuendo, etc
2. (tr) to introduce subtly or deviously
3. (tr) to cause (someone, esp oneself) to be accepted by gradual approaches or manoeuvres
[C16: from Latin insinuāre to wind one's way into, from in-2 + sinus curve]
inˈsinuative, inˈsinuatory adj
inˈsinuˌator n

in•sin•u•ate

(ɪnˈsɪn yuˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to suggest or hint slyly: He insinuated that they were lying.
2. to instill or infuse subtly or artfully, as into the mind: to insinuate doubt.
3. to bring or introduce into a position or relation by indirect or artful methods: to insinuate oneself into favor.
v.i.
4. to make insinuations.
[1520–30; < Latin insinuāre to work in, instill. See in-2, sinus, -ate1]
in•sin′u•a`tive (-ˈsɪn yuˌeɪ tɪv, -yu ə-) in•sin′u•a•to`ry (-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
in•sin′u•a`tive•ly, adv.
in•sin′u•a`tor, n.
syn: See hint.

insinuate


Past participle: insinuated
Gerund: insinuating

Imperative
insinuate
insinuate
Present
I insinuate
you insinuate
he/she/it insinuates
we insinuate
you insinuate
they insinuate
Preterite
I insinuated
you insinuated
he/she/it insinuated
we insinuated
you insinuated
they insinuated
Present Continuous
I am insinuating
you are insinuating
he/she/it is insinuating
we are insinuating
you are insinuating
they are insinuating
Present Perfect
I have insinuated
you have insinuated
he/she/it has insinuated
we have insinuated
you have insinuated
they have insinuated
Past Continuous
I was insinuating
you were insinuating
he/she/it was insinuating
we were insinuating
you were insinuating
they were insinuating
Past Perfect
I had insinuated
you had insinuated
he/she/it had insinuated
we had insinuated
you had insinuated
they had insinuated
Future
I will insinuate
you will insinuate
he/she/it will insinuate
we will insinuate
you will insinuate
they will insinuate
Future Perfect
I will have insinuated
you will have insinuated
he/she/it will have insinuated
we will have insinuated
you will have insinuated
they will have insinuated
Future Continuous
I will be insinuating
you will be insinuating
he/she/it will be insinuating
we will be insinuating
you will be insinuating
they will be insinuating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been insinuating
you have been insinuating
he/she/it has been insinuating
we have been insinuating
you have been insinuating
they have been insinuating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been insinuating
you will have been insinuating
he/she/it will have been insinuating
we will have been insinuating
you will have been insinuating
they will have been insinuating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been insinuating
you had been insinuating
he/she/it had been insinuating
we had been insinuating
you had been insinuating
they had been insinuating
Conditional
I would insinuate
you would insinuate
he/she/it would insinuate
we would insinuate
you would insinuate
they would insinuate
Past Conditional
I would have insinuated
you would have insinuated
he/she/it would have insinuated
we would have insinuated
you would have insinuated
they would have insinuated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.insinuate - introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner; "He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table"
bring in, introduce - bring in a new person or object into a familiar environment; "He brought in a new judge"; "The new secretary introduced a nasty rumor"
2.insinuate - give to understand; "I insinuated that I did not like his wife"
hint, suggest - drop a hint; intimate by a hint

insinuate

verb imply, suggest, hint, indicate, intimate, allude The article insinuated that the President was lying.

insinuate

verb
1. To introduce gradually and slyly:
2. To convey an idea by indirect, subtle means:
Idiom: drop a hint.
Translations
insynuowaćprzypochlebiać się

insinuate

[ɪnˈsɪnjʊeɪt] VT
1. [+ object] → introducir (into en) to insinuate o.s. into sthintroducirse en algo
to insinuate o.s. into sb's favourganarse el favor de algn
2. (= hint) → insinuar
to insinuate thatinsinuar que, dar a entender que
what are you insinuating?¿qué insinúas?

insinuate

[ɪnˈsɪnjueɪt] vt
(= imply) → insinuer
What are you insinuating? → Qu'est-ce que tu insinues?
to insinuate (that) → insinuer que
to insinuate o.s. into sth → s'insinuer dans qch
He gradually insinuated himself into her life → Il s'insinua graduellement dans sa vie.

insinuate

vt
(= hint, suggest)andeuten (sth to sb etw jdm gegenüber); what are you insinuating?was wollen Sie damit sagen?; are you insinuating that I am lying?willst du damit sagen, dass ich lüge?
to insinuate oneself into somebody’s favour (Brit) or favor (US) /the smart setsich bei jdm/bei der Schickeria einschmeicheln

insinuate

[ɪnˈsɪnjʊˌeɪt] vtinsinuare
to insinuate o.s. into sb's favour → insinuarsi nelle grazie di qn
References in classic literature ?
Gently he insinuates his vast bulk among them again and revels there awhile, still in tantalizing vicinity to young Lothario, like pious Solomon devoutly worshipping among his thousand concubines.
Wherever the impulse exceeds, the Rest or Identity insinuates its compensation.
If the history of Polly's girlish experiences suggests a hint or insinuates a lesson, I shall feel that, in spite of many obstacles, I have not entirely neglected my duty toward the little men and women, for whom it is an honor and a pleasure to write, since in them I have always found my kindest patrons, gentlest critics, warmest friends.
It bashfully, almost apologetically, gives the traveller to understand that it does not expect him, on the good old constitutional hotel plan, to order a pint of sweet blacking for his drinking, and throw it away; but insinuates that he may have his boots blacked instead of his stomach, and maybe also have bed, breakfast, attendance, and a porter up all night, for a certain fixed charge.
Slumkey--that Slumkey whom we, long before he gained his present noble and exalted position, predicted would one day be, as he now is, at once his country's brightest honour, and her proudest boast: alike her bold defender and her honest pride-- our reptile contemporary, we say, has made himself merry, at the expense of a superbly embossed plated coal-scuttle, which has been presented to that glorious man by his enraptured constituents, and towards the purchase of which, the nameless wretch insinuates, the Honourable Mr.
Haven't you heard her say, over and over again, that on this account she wished to spare me a great deal of trouble, which she thinks I am not suited for, and which I really don't know myself that I AM suited for; and isn't she up early and late, and going to and fro continually - and doesn't she do all sorts of things, and grope into all sorts of places, coal-holes and pantries and I don't know where, that can't be very agreeable - and do you mean to insinuate that there is not a sort of devotion in that?
In placing, however, these different characters on a level, with respect to the weight of their opinions, I wish not to insinuate that there may not be a material difference in the purity of their intentions.
We will leave Danglars struggling with the demon of hatred, and endeavoring to insinuate in the ear of the shipowner some evil suspicions against his comrade, and follow Dantes, who, after having traversed La Canebiere, took the Rue de Noailles, and entering a small house, on the left of the Allees de Meillan, rapidly ascended four flights of a dark staircase, holding the baluster with one hand, while with the other he repressed the beatings of his heart, and paused before a half-open door, from which he could see the whole of a small room.
Two or three times I endeavoured to insinuate myself between the canes, and by dint of coaxing and bending them to make some progress; but a bull-frog might as well have tried to work a passage through the teeth of a comb, and I gave up the attempt in despair.
Some have in readiness so many tales and stories, as there is nothing they would insinuate, but they can wrap it into a tale; which serveth both to keep themselves more in guard, and to make others carry it with more pleasure.
This was greeted with an irreverent laugh, and the youth blushed deeply, and tried to look as if he had meant to insinuate what knowing people called a "double entendre.
But don't trespass too far on my indulgence--don't insinuate again that a woman who is good enough (if she died this night) to go to heaven, is